Anthropologist Joel Halpern will never know how we treasure his works and how powerful his photos and testimonials of Laos are. He lived in Laos in 1957, 1959 and 1969. In an idling afternoon, I am scrolling through his collection at the University of Wisconsin https://search.library.wisc.edu/digital/ALaos and found additional photos of the wedding of Tiao Souphanouvong Bouavong with Tiao Chanthone Rasmy, whom I have known and discussed their wedding costumes in my book on Lao Wedding. In one of his write up, Joel Halpern describes in details the ceremony.
Presentation of the Joel Halpern Slides Collection (from the website of the University of Wisconsin-Madison):
Consisting of slightly over 3000 images, the Joel M. Halpern Laotian Slide Collection is a unique portrait of life in Laos. Nearly all of the images were personally taken by Professor Halpern, an anthropologist, in Laos in 1957, 1959, and 1969. He initially went to Laos as a Junior Foreign Service Officer attached to USOM, the U.S. Operations Mission, in January 1957 and stayed until January 1958. Subsequently supported by the Rand Corporation and a University of California Junior Faculty Fellowship, Prof. Halpern returned to Laos in 1959 to conduct a study of, in particular, the Lao elite. His stays and research resulted in some of the first American academic work on Laos, a French colony from 1893 to 1953, most notably the 22-volume Laos Project Paper series published while he was at UCLA. In 1969, Prof. Halpern went back to Laos again as chair of the Mekong Seminar of the Southeast Asia Development Advisory Group (SEADAG) to study the impact of dams being constructed in Laos. Following appointments at UCLA, Brandeis University, and Harvard University, Prof. Emeritus Halpern retired in 1992 after teaching 25 years at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
You can find his collection in other universities as well as the US Library of Congress
LIBRARY OF PROGRESS
Creator: Halpern, Joel Martin, 1929-; Kerewsky-Halpern, Barbara, 1931-
Title: The Joel Martin Halpern Collection
Contents: 26 boxes containing manuscripts, photographic materials, sound recordings, and electronic media; (12 linear feet; 6,764 items)
Repository: Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
The Joel Martin Halpern Collection consists of various types of materials, both published and unpublished, related to the Halpern's ethnographic fieldwork and documentation of folk cultures in Eastern Europe, as well as their work with South Slavs in Ontario, Canada (Series I) and Southeast Asia (Series II). In addition, the collection includes Joel Martin Halpern's work in Alaska and Arctic Canada among the Inuit (Series III), miscellaneous manuscripts (Series IV), and additional moving images (Series V).